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This spring, the New Jersey Department of Education is field testing the new PARCC exam in schools across New Jersey. Some educators and parents have reported problems with the tests, which are currently slated for official use statewide next year. NJEA is collecting information from educators and parents in schools that have administered the trial PARCC exams.Read
Created on Thursday, April 10, 2014
On March 22, James Monroe Elementary School in Edison was destroyed by fire. The school housed approximately 500 students in 40 classrooms. In the immediate aftermath of the fire donations poured in from NJEA members and the general public.Read
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement in response to the ruling by the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey on so-called “blended” charter schools: “Even though this ruling is limited to so-called ‘blended’ charters, NJEA intends to appeal it to the state Supreme Court."Read
Created on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Belleville Education Association members, parents, and area residents appear to have touched a nerve when they questioned the board’s purchase of state-of-the-art surveillance technology. Parents and staff said instructional technology would have been a wiser investment to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards.Read
Created on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan today spoke at a press conference about the proposed state budget. Joining representatives from NJ Working Families, NJ Policy Perspective, NJ Sierra Club, NJ Citizen Action, SEIU, and a student from Rutgers University, Blistan urged legislators and the governor to make better decisions about scarce budget dollars.Read
Created on Thursday, April 03, 2014
The New Jersey Work Environment Council and New Labor are sponsoring the Workers’ Memorial Day Rally and March on Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m. It will take place at Lord Stirling School, 101 Redmond Street in New Brunswick. Worker’s Memorial Day is typically observed annually at the end of April to remember those who have been injured or killed on the job. The aim of the event is to renew efforts for safe workplaces.Read
Created on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The New Jersey Education Association and the New Jersey State Senate are proud of the state’s educational support professionals (ESP). On March 27, the Senate presented a resolution to the ESP throughout the state. It was received by New Jersey ESP of the Year Matt Brigandi, NJEA ESP Committee Chair Pat Lieberman, other members of the committee, and NJEA leadership.Read
Created on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Paterson Education Association members and supporters flanked Paterson’s John F. Kennedy High School on Saturday while the district held a job fair. Despite inclement weather, PEA members were not deterred. They stood at each end of the campus driveway, and on a busy corner in between, holding signs saying “Fair Contract Now” and “Enough Is Enough” as job-fair attendees arrived for interviews.Read
NJEA president Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement in regard to the state’s proposed FY2015 pension contribution: "Since the new pension law went into effect in 2011, NJEA has carefully watched the state’s contributions to ensure that New Jersey lives up to its obligations under the law, just as pension fund members always have. Like many others, we were surprised to see that the state had made changes to its actuarial assumptions that led to a decrease in the state’s projected contribution in the upcoming year from $2.4 billion to $2.25 billion."
Created on Thursday, March 27, 2014
James Monroe Elementary School in Edison was destroyed by fire last Saturday. THIS Saturday, March 29, North Brunswick EA member Jessica Skelton has organized "Stuff the Bus for James Monroe Elementary." Share this flier. Supplies will be collected at the South Plainfield Target from noon to 5 p.m.Read
Created on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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